Regimental Publications

This topic deals with the set up of the “item”. Classification Documents, Regimental Publications Featured image Cover page – Title and Caption should be: The Falcon Magazine (or Bulletin, etc.) with Month and Year of publication. Publication date The publications are displayed in a grid that is available to the public. This grid sorts these […]

Replacing an image

Background Each time you upload an image to the database, that image is stored in the “Media library”. So if you want to replace an image that is attached to an Item or a Soldier, the replacement image will NOT overwrite the original image even if the image file names are the same. Instead a […]

Verification process

Introduction From time to time, management may want to ensure that: An item is, in fact, in the location it is supposed to be, The item is properly marked, The information recorded in the database is accurate, and The condition of the item is such that no repair or restoration is required. Procedure Any staff […]

Processing donations

Policy Determine if the items being offered are 48th related or were generic items used by the 48th such as uniforms. If not do not proceed any further and suggest other museums might be better suited. Procedure If the items are 48th related then fill out a Gift Agreement with the donor. Ensure you get […]

Display and conservation of medals

The purpose of this policy is to create a consistent manner in which the Medals in the care of the 48th Highlanders Museum are displayed and evaluated for conservation treatment.  As a general rule medals will be displayed according to the rules that govern their wear in the military with the concession that all objects […]

Outgoing loans

The purpose of a loan is to enhance the mission of the museum.  This applies equally to incoming loans as to outgoing loans.  The collection management committee has the sole authority to recommend that the museum lend or borrow objects.  This shall not be done without a properly executed loan form. For the loan of […]

Collection care

One of the primary functions of the 48th Highlanders Museum is to preserve the collection under its care.  The museum’s collection will be protected and cared for through the following means: The management and monitoring of the museum space in the view of stabilizing levels of relative humidity, temperature, light and ultraviolet radiation. Where the […]

Incoming loans

Policy The purpose of a loan is to enhance the mission of the museum.  This applies equally to incoming loans as to outgoing loans.  The collection management committee has the sole authority to recommend that the museum lend or borrow objects.  This shall not be done without a properly executed loan form. Permanent loans or loans […]

Removing items from the collection

Purpose The purpose of de-accessioning is to refine the collection so it will continue to reflect the museum’s mission. Policy The museum will only de-accession objects from the collection for the following reasons: Duplication of a better example. The condition of the object threatens itself or the rest of the collection. The object is not […]

New artifact registration process

Introduction The purpose of registration of the museum objects is: To establish the Trusts’ right to the object. To preserve any association with historic events, places, or persons that an object may have. To promote the preservation of the object itself. To aid in the interpretation of the object. To allow the museum to identify […]